Afterburners Recipe

These super-easy appetizers feature jalapeno peppers stuffed with shrimp and wrapped in bacon. Afterburners are perfect for tailgating parties, summer celebrations, or a holiday cocktail party.

Photo: Southern Living
6 appetizer servings


  • 12 unpeeled medium-size fresh shrimp

  • 12 jalapeño peppers

  • 6 bacon slices, halved lengthwise


  1. Peel shrimp, and devein, if desired.

  2. Cut a slit in each jalapeño pepper; remove seeds and membranes. Carefully place one shrimp in cavity of each pepper.

  3. Wrap each pepper with 1 bacon piece, and secure with a wooden pick. Place in a jellyroll pan.

  4. Broil 5 1/2 inches from heat 6 to 7 minutes on each side, or until bacon is cooked. Serve warm.

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